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Geko Dive

Jalan Silayukti | Padang Bai, Padangbai, Bali BL80872, Indonesia
+62 363 41516
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Padangbai
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. At 15 years of age it is the oldest dive centre in Padang Bai. Geko Dive has been a PADI Resort since 1998, and... more » Owner description: Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. At 15 years of age it is the oldest dive centre in Padang Bai. Geko Dive has been a PADI Resort since 1998, and is now a PADI 5 Star Resort.We are fortunate to have one of Bali's best dive staff. Together, the Geko Dive Team can guide and teach in Balinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Indonesian and Japanese. All of our dive guides are excellent divers, with years of working experience on Bali's dive sites. At the same time, SCUBA remains a passion first and foremost.Diving with Geko Dive has always been fun and serene. To make sure that it stays this way, we are not planning to get any bigger than we already are. Dive factories and diving in large herds are not things that the Geko Dive Team enjoys.Diving should be a personal experience! We therefore keep dive groups small (4 max and often less), with similarly experienced divers together.We believe all our guests deserve the ultimate diving adventure with utmost enjoyment and safety. « less
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Susanville, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just returned from a 3 week scuba/ travel adventure. Geko Dive, in Padangbai, was the most perfect fit for us. Cedric helped me navigate and plan our trip. They booked our hotel, Puri Rai and arranged for pick up from the airport. The hotel was clean, safe and had AC that worked. We ended up not... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thanks a lot for your review. I see you are a prolific writer and I like that! The Geko Dive Team had a great time diving and socialising with you. So much laughter and joy was shared I can't help but smile just thinking back. When you contacted us and told us you were looking for a first... More

Sydney, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I spend a lot of time in this area and I rate Geko Dive as the best dive centre in Padangbai. Cedric, Olivia & James run a tight but friendly and welcoming organisation. Geko Dive has good equipment, excellent instruction and dive masters, along with helpful staff, good quality boats and excellent on-shore support facilities - including good food and... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear EHinOz, Yours is not just another 5 star review, it is a 5 star review from one of Tripadvisor's top contributors and from someone who knows Padang Bai inside out. Getting such reviews in is just cracking! Glad you felt welcomed during your stay. A friendly atmosphere is one of the things that matter most to the Geko Dive... More

Aarhus, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I took my open water and advanced here, and I am very glad I did that! They are very good to help and inform you. So you feel as safe as possible when you start. I had my own instructor the hole time, Mr Darta. He is a very skilled diver and I can recommend him. The corals out here... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thanks a lot for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. This matters a lot to us! Congratulations again on passing both your PADI Open Water Diver and the PADI Advanced Diver courses with Geko Dive and the one an only Scuba Baba Gajah (aka Darta). He is one experienced instructor and provides a great learning environment for all to enjoy!... More

Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I first visited in January and just got back from another trip yesterday. What can I say, these guys are all class. Very professional outfit with fantastic guides. Planning on revisiting in May to do my Rescue course with them. Good times in and out of the water. I'm looking forward to diving with them again! Cheers Jim, Liv, Bekul,... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Aussiebabagadjar, Thanks for the 5 star review! It's great that you love diving in Padang Bai so much that you want to keep on coming back. You are not the only one. Even after many years, we still love the diving here too... The Geko Dive Team looks forward to teaching you the rescue course in May. Get ready... More

italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

After 11x times in Bali we stopped and dived Padangbai for the 1st time this week, .....shame we did not do it before ! 1 week diving with Gecko dive, pretty dives, nice macro life and very easy going. All friendly and efficient staff. Thank you all for this nice week and sure we will be back !

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Nautilus, Thanks a lot for leaving a review. It is great that you finally had a chance to stop and dive in Padang Bai and to discover yet another side of Bali's great underwater scenery. We try our best to make things easy for our divers. From helping them to decide which dive sites are best suited to meet... More

Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

As Diving Instructor I'm usually a bit demanding regarding diving centers. I have to say that at Geko you will feel like at home. Excellente boat and diveguide well prepared and experienced. Keep rocking geko.

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear ketomar, Thank you for the great review. It's nice to hear that dive professionals appreciate what we are trying to do here at Geko Dive. Safety, fun and excitement are the most important aspects of diving according to the Geko Dive Team. This can be achieved through using quality equipment, self-owned dive boats and experienced Divemasters. Having great divers... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
5 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We booked with Geko divers because the people in the shop seemed like a friendly and happy bunch. The next day we arrived early and got kitted up for our dives. We boarded a small wooden boat to take us just round the corner to blue lagoon. My husband and I had never had to get in the water by... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Zobug3, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear you had a great time diving with us and saw the healthiest reef you've ever seen here at our local dive sites. We are indeed lucky to get such great dive sites less than 5 minutes away by boat. Backroll entries can be quite intimidating. Divemasters know they... More

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Padang Bai is definitely not just a place to catch a ferry theres actually some very worthwhile diving there as well. I hadn't been diving in warm water for over 2 years so i decided to do a quick refresher with the guys in Gecko.Wasn't too worried about my skills or how to dive just more about getting my weights... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear jonnyalways, Thanks a lot for leaving a review. It's great to get some feedback and the Geko Dive Team is thrilled you loved your diving experience with us. Like you, many divers get surprised by the amount of service (someone else putting your fins on for you) they receive for a reasonable price. This level of services is such... More

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have been diving in Bali for close to 15 years and have been diving with Geko for awhile now. This time, I brought my brother (who has not gone diving for more than a decade) for a refresher and we also had 3 teens for OW certification. Darta was very good with the kids and they were comfortable plus... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Dear Scuby, The Geko Dive Team wishes to take this opportunity to thank you for being a returning diver and for leaving a review. It is always a pleasure to have you dive with us and to share the gift of diving with those who are close to you. We very much appreciate that you felt we deserved 5 stars... More

Hove, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Padangbai is massively underrated for diving in the Lonely Planet. We did 4 dives with Geko and would totally recommend them to everybody, whether new to diving or very experienced. We had a lovely morning diving Gili Mimpang and Gili Tepekong followed by a very nice lunch back at Geko. We were meant to dive the Liberty wreck the next... More

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GekoDiveBali, Manager at Geko Dive, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks a lot for the 5 star review! Your compliments means a lot to us. I completely agree with you that Padang Bai is totally underrated. It is Bali's single most central town to all the dive sites in the Eastern half of the island. On top of that, local diving is great with beautiful corals, turtles, sharks and... More

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